Update VxRail Manager TLS Certificate

The VxRail Manager VM uses its own SSL certificate that eventually will expire. When this happens an alarm will be shown in vCenter: VXR028008 ALARM SSL certificate is within 30 days of expiring. The alarm has a reference to KB 00194212. However, this KB article only tells you to replace…

Cloud Director VAMI Setup – NFS Errors

Today we got some complaints from users about slow VMware Cloud Director tasks. It took 40 minutes to create a VM, 10 minutes to power off, and 10 minutes to eject media. Not good! Not good at all! After logging in to the VAMI of the primary cell we noticed…

Troubleshooting Host Profiles

A while ago I was working with host profiles to get the hosts compliant with the CIS Benchmarks (https://www.cisecurity.org/benchmark/vmware/). But for some reason, I could not remediate some of the hosts. Issue #1 The error I got was pretty generic… I started looking at log files and decided to download…

vCenter Update Manager gives error status 404 in IE 11

I was working in my home lab testing a migration of hosts from vCenter 6 (Windows) to the 6.7 VCSA. The steps outlined in the article “How to move ESXi/ESX host from one vCenter Server to another” (1004775) worked flawless but for some reason Update Manager didn’t work… I tried…

SCCM – Windows Update settings and errors

The last two weeks I was very busy deploying a specific update to several hundred servers.┬áBesides the deployment I also spent some time answering questions about the process because some collegues didn’t understand why it took longer than expected. Because I didn’t find the answers all in one place I…